Crag Lough

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Crag Lough
Milecastle 39 on Hadrian's Wall.jpg
Milecastle 39 on Hadrian's Wall,
with Crag Lough in the distance
Crag Lough is located in Northumberland
Crag Lough
Crag Lough
Crag Lough shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY766679
Coordinates 55°00′22″N 2°21′58″W / 55.006°N 2.366°W / 55.006; -2.366Coordinates: 55°00′22″N 2°21′58″W / 55.006°N 2.366°W / 55.006; -2.366
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Crag Lough is an inland lake at the southern edge of Northumberland National Park, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Bardon Mill, and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of the B6318 Military Road in Northumberland, northern England. At this point Hadrian's Wall is at the top of a line of crags with Crag Lough at the foot of the crags.[1][2][3]

Crag Lough
Crag Lough from the east.jpg
Location Northumberland
Group Roman Wall Loughs
Coordinates 55°00′22″N 2°21′58″W / 55.006°N 2.366°W / 55.006; -2.366 (Crag Lough)
Type natural freshwater lake
Basin countries United Kingdom
Max. length 1,970 feet (600 m)
Max. width 425 feet (130 m)


The etymology of Crag Lough is linked to the Cumbric word luch, meaning 'lake' (c.f. Welsh lwch, Scottish Gaelic loch).[4] The 'Crag' element is probably from a word equivalent to Welsh graig, 'cliff'.

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  1. ^ "3. Hadrian's Wall Walk Milecastle 39 Crag Lough Highshield Crags ..." Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Crag Lough". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Crag Lough, Northumberland" (PDF). Retrieved 11 February 2014.
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